Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this study was twofold: to analyze the effects of a combination exercise program and voluntary diet on selected anthropometric and physiological variables of overweight girls at South Dakota State University, and to determine if measurable changes in self-concept were evident. Hypothesis 1. In the selected anthropometric and physiological variables of overweight girls there is a significant. improvement as a result of participation in a voluntary diet and prescribed exercise program. 2. There is no significant measurable change in self concept of overweight girls as a result of participation in a voluntary diet and prescribed exercise program. Limitations and Delimitations. 1. The study was limited to fifty-five South Dakota State University volunteer women students with body fat of twenty-five percent or greater. 2. The diet was a voluntary diet controlled by each individual subject with the aid of a calorie chart and counseling on the use of the calorie chart by the investigators 3. The exercises completed by the Experimental Group were limited to warm-up exercises the first ten minutes of each session, two levels of the XBX Royal Canadian progressive exercise program, and a progressive jogging program. The exercise program was conducted Monday through Friday for a total of thirty-six training days. 4. Only the variables of percent body fat, weight, selected girth measurements, cardiovascular fitness, and self-concept were investigated.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Obesity -- South Dakota
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Edlund, Connie J., "Physiological, Anthropometrical, and Self Concept Changes in Overweight College Women as Affected by Exercise and Voluntary Diet" (1972). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4684.